This course provides students with automation skills in basic precision manufacturing principles and technical skills. Students are prepared to apply their skills of electronics, hydraulics, mechanics, pneumatics to inspect, troubleshoot, program, modify, or repair robotic systems and machines. Students will understand and apply their skills to manufacturing systems, production planning documentation, technical problem solving, management information systems, preventive maintenance, and quality control for automated manufacturing. Students have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications such as Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) and Robotics Education Competition (REC). The Automation and Robotics program uses a delivery system made up of four integral parts: formal/technical instruction, experiential learning, supervised occupational experience, and the Career and Technical Education student organization SkillsUSA. The Automation and Robotics program prepares students for a career as an automation technician.